Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Supremely gohsly track from Balam Acab off his upcoming album Wander / Wonder due out August 29 (Tri Angle). We'll let Mr. Acab describe this one for you:
“It’s an open ended album, and I think individuals should make their own meaning of it so that it is something actually real to them. It’s not classical music, but in the tradition of a classical work like a Bach Cello Suite, I see it as more of a whole musical piece with themes/motifs/ideas reoccurring throughout, connecting the tracks together as opposed to simply being a collection of songs that sit next to each other in isolation. It’s also an album that should be listened to loudly.”
Balam Acab – Oh, Why
Monday, June 6, 2011
In addition to us setting up our new mailing list, we are giving away tickets to SANDER KLEINENBERG at PACHA, Friday June 10. Sander hits the USA to celebrate the worldwide release of his album 5K. The record, due out on June 14th, is coming out on his own record label This is Recording featuring For the Win Media
6/2 - El Paso, TX - Nova Luna
6/3 - Toronto, ON - This is London
6/4 - Vancouver, BC - Ginger 62
6/5 - Las Vegas, NV - Encore Beach Club
6/9 - Miami, FL - Arkadia
6/10 - New York , NY - Pacha
6/11 - Calgary, AB - The Whiskey
6/13 - Las Vegas, NV - XS
6/15 - Scottsdale, AZ - Cream
6/16 - Orange County, CA - Sutra
6/17 - San Diego, CA - Voyeur
6/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
Sunday, June 5, 2011
If you happened to see X-Men: First Class this weekend you would have seen the trailer for David Fincher's version of the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. We're not in the business of commentating on trailers but this one was defnitely noteworthy. Trent Reznor and Karen O team up to reinvent Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song, thumping along with the chopped up trailer. Once again Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross join forces to score Fincher's movie with, most likely, another dark and robust soundtrack. Check out the sample.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Now Victor Frankenstein, you die. Figure creates his own monster in a tribute to the destruction of Victor Frankenstein. The Monsters Revenge is a follow up on the Figure and Kanji Kinetic collaboration, Frankenstein. Both tracks are hardcore instant bangers, but we always prefer the taste of revenge here at Scotch and Murder. This monstrosity must be destroyed.
Figure - The Monsters Revenge (Original Mix) by Figure
It seems as if every time Johan Agebjörn and Le Prix remix one another the song is sent into an 80s space odyssey. Well, here is another one to surf in space to.
Johan Agebjörn & Ercola feat. Queen Of Hearts - The Last Day Of Summer (Le Prix Remix) by Johan Agebjörn
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Watch the remix get mixed in a colorful, circular expanding fashion. Cameron Adams, a web technologist from Sydney, demonstrates the remix construction with visualization. With Definitive Daft Punk, Cameron throws in the complete Daft Punk discography comprising of 23 songs layered and cut to perfection.
Thomas Collins consists of good friends Andrew Nichols and Abraham Quezada, from D.C. and Brooklyn respectively. The two recently came together focused on creating the perfect chill wave sound for the 2011 summer. The result, an EP to be released later this month that accomplishes just that. Here is a sample from the duo titled Neverending, perfectly chill wave indeed.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The sirens are so loud. Nice little ravish remix of PROCESSORY's Nightfall by Aeroplane. Processory is made up of Jori Hulkkonen & Jerry Valuri and this rework is taken from the remix EP “Recovery Measures”, which is the first of three EPs released from Processory’s new album “Change Is Gradual” (Sugarcane Recordings).
Download PROCESSORY - Nightfall (Aeroplane Remix)
Ford & Lopatin released a new video for World of Regret in anticipation for the release of the Channel Pressure album due out next Tuesday. Thunder Horse Video adds to their collection of peculiar, uniqueand attention grabbing videos.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Mr. Little Jeans, the one-woman show led by Scandinavian Monica Birkenes, releases her remix of Arcade Fire's The Suburbs, a dark rendition of the hit single. We personally favor the remix, not to discredit Arcade Fire whatsoever. Check out more of her material on SounCloud as there is plenty.Suburbs by Mr Little Jeans
We've always been fans of College on ScotchandMurder and recently by travelling through the realm of French synth pop on the internet highway we ran into Clancy and Build, two producers who recently collaborated on a project called Miroir.
You will find a few tracks from their EP So Fewer Particles Scatter below, which will be released tomorrow. Real chill electronic waves. Be sure to follow them closely if you are a fan as they are giving away an exclusive mix to their biggest fans.Kites by Miroir
So Fewer Particles Scatter by Miroir
Luminance by Miroir
Night Sky by Miroir
Synth Vs Sea by Miroir
|NewVillager's Ben Bromley (right) was kind enough to sit down and chat with Scotch and Murder|
You may remember NewVillager from their absolutely stellar video for LightHouse. We recently had the privilege to sit down with NewVillager’s immensely creative and talented Ben Bromley and learn more about the group and some upcoming projects. The self described "new-pop" band started in California where Ben and co-founder Ross Simonini met in college, and were recently joined by Colin Palmer. Currently residing in New York, the three come together to provide a high energy, yet soothing sound that is true to NewVilllager's vision.
Ford & Lopatin (formerly Games) provide you with a direct portal to the 80's on their new album Channel Pressure. You can stream the entire album below -- via FACT. For a little background on the video watch the video below, which provides quite the backdrop to the album. Channel Pressure is out next week on Mexican Summer.
Friday, May 27, 2011
While Charlotte Gainsbourg in the process of finishing up her new album with the assistance of Beck,
Boys Noize took the time to reallocate some serious sounds revolving around her Charlotte's track Trick Pony. The German legend never ceases to amaze. Take a pull.Charlotte Gainsbourg - Trick Pony (Boys Noize Remix) by Scotch and Murder
The video for ACheerleader (Dir. Jonnie Penn and Olivier Olivier) will inspire you to go hard this weekend. Bikini totally fucking rocks, replacing the Zombie Kids as the current artist with the baddest video out. Hell, they might have the baddest song out right now, its definitely our favorite Pick up the NYC based Bikini new EP RIPJDS.
Bikini - ACheerleader by Scotch and Murder
The New Division maintains their place as the leader of creating epic sounds with new single, True Lies. The band seems to have a knack for perfectly matching John Kunkel's booming vocals with the rest of the Division's superb sound. Big fans of the track, a fine blend of the dark sordid sounds and a just the right amount of pop.
The New Division-True Lies by Scotch and Murder
ANR was one of the first groups we fell in love with when we started Scotch and Murder. The Miami based duo released a new video for the title track off their album Stay Young, which reminds to... well to stay young. The video is the exact opposite from the duo's gory production for Big Problem, reminding us all just how eclectic ANR truly is. We also stumbled across a remix of the track by the awesomeness that is Memory Tapes.
ANR - Stay Kids (Memory Tapes remix) by Scotch and Murder
Grow marks the third single off Delorean's highly successful Subiza album. The Spanish synthed out rock band stick to their roots on the track and add a splendid Taragana Pyjarama remix for you listening pleasure.
Delorean - Grow by Scotch and Murder
Delorean Grow (Taragana Pyjarama Remix) by Scotch and Murder
Washington based Skai Nine is quickly gaining momentum with killer tracks inspired by the 80's synth pop era we love so much. Besides hailing from the nations capital theres not much more we can tell you about the mystifying Skai Nine, but we do love what they are doing with their music. Here are few sample tracks, pick up the Jasmine EP free on bandcamp.
Skai Nine - Jasmine by Scotch and Murder
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Dj/Producer SposhRock takes an agressive approach remixing The Naked & Famous' hit single "Young Blood," a great track all by itself. Not sure how you would categorize this remix, maybe some mutated rendition of Chillwave and Witch House. It is clear though that this slow moving, heavily distorted bass track is bad ass. Listen Now!
The Naked & Famous - Young Blood (SposhRock Remix) by Scotch and Murder
Labyrinth Ear followed up their recent re-work of Arthur Russell's Walk on the Moon with quite the video.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
You know when you find a remix of an artist you love by an artist you love and you know the song is bad ass before you even listen to it? Innerpartysystem released a remix album doing just that. The album features remixes of Not Getting Any Better by some personal favorites including, Designer Drugs and Treasure Fingers. INSTANT BANGER status on these folks. You can download them directly off the player.
If you dig the tracks (as we did) then pick up the whole album from Beatport (as we did).
Not Getting Any Better (Designer Drugs Remix) by Innerpartysystem
Not Getting Any Better (Treasure Fingers Epicwave Remix) by Innerpartysystem
If you find yourself at a rager this weekend put these tracks on, then you will be at a fucking rager.
Frances vs. Cyberpunkers - Pompo Nelle Cabale (12 Inch Plastic Toys Edit)
The Zombie Kids - Blow Money Fast
Deadmau5 - Raise Your Weapons (Lee Osborne Remix)
The Miracles Club released a video for the recent Cut Copy re-vision of Light of Love. Again the group demonstrates a unique ability to emphasize the talent of those they select to be a part of their production. A true set of artistry, keep an eye out for the Miracles Club.
New Order has unleashed a previously unreleased track, Hellbent. The track is off the forthcoming New Order and Joy Division album, TOTAL, available on June 6th (Rhino). We were a bit worried that this was some half hearted promotion, but the track really takes you back and stays true to the bands sound. Very pleasurable.
New Order - Hellbent (Previously Unreleased) by Rhino UK
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
We wanted to share another music festival that we are super excited for. Camp Bisco is an outdoor music festival to be held at the beautiful Indian Lookout Country Club, located near Albany, NY from July 7th to 9th. The festival will feature 3 days and 3 nights of music on 5 stages, including two MAIN STAGES, two afternoon and late night DANCE TENTS featuring top international acts, a SILENT DISCO, and an UP & COMING stage.
In addition the line up is spot on. Just to mention a few artists that caught our eye: Skrillex, Disco Biscuits, MSTRKRFT, Wiz Khalifa, Death From Above 1979, Yeasayer, and Rusko will all be performing. Thats just skimming the surface. Check out the full line up.
Gent your tickets today kids, this event is not to be missed!